C. J. Philipp Spitta, 1833, tr. by Sarah L. Findlater, 1855; German text
O happy home where Thou art loved most dearly,|
Thou faithful Friend and Savior full of grace,
And where among the guests there never cometh
One who can hold such high and honored place!
O happy home where all, in heart united,
In holy faith and blessed hope are one,
Whom bitter death a little while divideth,
Yet cannot end the union here begun!
2. O happy home where two, in heart united,
3. O happy home whose little ones are given|
Early to Thee in humble faith and prayer,
To Thee, their Friend, who from the heights of heaven
Guides them and guards with more than mother's care!
O happy home where each one serves Thee, lowly,
Whatever his appointed work may be,
Till every common task seems great and holy
When it is done, O Lord, as unto Thee!
4. O happy home where Thou art not forgotten
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